Girls Festival

The FA Girls' Football Festival

The FA Girls Festival of Football

Girl guides will be given a chance to play football at their annual Wellies and Wristbands festival, through the FA.

For the second year running The FA Girls’ Football Festival, which is run in association with Continental Tyres, will be joining up with Wellies and Wristbands.

The festival will provide girls with the opportunity to try out football in a fun and engaging environment.

This year’s girl-only festival at Waddow Hall, Clitheroe is giving two thousand Girlguiding members a unique opportunity to develop their football skills through professional FA coaches. 

Girls can try a variety of activities including coaching, goalkeeping, refereeing, interactive games, mini matches and take part in the ContiWarmUp Programme - the coaching programme from Continental Tyres endorsed by the FA.

Guy Frobisher, Marketing Director at Continental Tyres, added: “The Festivals have grown year on year and have given tens of thousands of girls the chance to get involved. The day will be a fantastic showcase of women and girls football which we are really proud to continue to support.”

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK and this year’s Wellies and Wristbands is the fourth time the festival has been staged.

Thrill-seekers will also have their pick of adventurous activities on offer at Foxlease, including abseiling, kayaking and zorbing. Music will take centre stage in the evening when the likes of The Voice winner Kevin Simm and X Factor band Alien Uncovered, as well as brilliant local bands, will entertain the crowds.

Football is the most popular female team sport and is played by 2.89 million girls and women a year.

For more information on women’s football and where to play please visit www.TheFA.com/womens

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